September 19th, 2006

Scorpion

Prior warning, yarr

Avast, landlubbers! As the months already be getting busy...

Holding a combined housewarming party and birthday party for me on Friday, November 10th, at my swank new pad in Silver Spring. Details and directions will be sent out as the day approacheth.

Mark your calendars, me hearties.
News

News like a pirate day. Yarr.

Welcome to America, 2006: "Canadian intelligence officials passed false warnings and bad information to American agents about a Muslim Canadian citizen, after which U.S. authorities secretly whisked him to Syria, where he was tortured." And courtesy asimplelife, more on the AP photographer who's been held by American forces for five months without charges.

Q&A on the matter of the administration, torture, and the Geneva Conventions. Dan Froomkin covers the reaction to Bush's news conference on Friday, a good overview of the issue.

Five years later, and no news on the anthrax attacks.

Today's cartoon on that whole "evil and inhuman" thing. The runner-up features Bush's opposition.

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Well, we could just move the Mississippi.

Steele is avoiding mentioning the R-word. However, I am amused that he does, in fact, like puppies.

Jet Li says goodbye to martial arts movies.
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quick notes

On the ride home this evening, NPR had an awesome story on this new album of sea shanties. (Fun story, by the by.) Tze bebe absolutely adored it, so when we got home she wanted to re-watch Pirates of the Caribbean. No complaints here.

Today's new apartment discovery: being in the basement, we get *little to no* cell reception. This could be problematic.